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line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> reporter: there's now a virtual waiting room. if it's too busy, you'll receive an e-mail when it's less crowded. a lower error rate. and enough capacity for 50,000 people at once. now, one of the first things we're noticing when we logon to the new health care website, is speed. back in october, it could take eight seconds to logon to a simple page. that's not the case today. but a question is, demand. the white house is easing into the relaunch. trying to keep a flood of people from crashing the system. >> this has been a rough period. by the end of march, most people think you'd have 7, 8 million people registered for health care. >> reporter: that goal won't be reached unless the pace of enrollment increases dramatically. as president obama told abc's barbara walters, his legacy may depend on it. >> the good thing about when you're done, usually, you've got nowhere to go but up. >> reporter: the next big deadline here at the white house is december 23rd. that's when people must enroll if th
jonathan karl looks at the whole picture right now. >> reporter: healthcare.gov may be working better, but dan howard of freeport, pennsylvania has been trying to enroll for two months and is still out of luck. >> i can log on and amazingly i can log on darn quick, but whenever i finish my actual log-in it says i can't go any further because i'm not verified that i'm me. >> reporter: he received a cancellation notice from his insurance company back in september. now howard is worried he's running out of time to get a new policy. >> i had a heart attack nine years ago. i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1st. >> reporter: others trying to log onto the website today experienced delays. the white house says it's due to a huge increase in traffic worthy of cyber monday. 375,000 visiting the website by noon today. but this time for those who can't get in right away, there is a system that allows them to wait online. we were able to get on the site after about ten minutes. the bottom line, the administration says, after a massive effort to fix the glitches, the website is now wo
, there was no indication that any passenger was infectious. >>> the white house says healthcare.gov is now working for the majority of the people that log on. officials say the site is working more than 90% of the time, up from 40% when it began. the weekend relaunch was kept low-key so a flood of people didn't crash the system again. >> people need an easy experience. it hasn't been easy. >> the good thing about when you're down is that you got to where to go but up. >> officials are urging consumers to reach out and call the call center for advanced help. >>> the obama administration is urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist. after he appeared in a new video. 85-year-old merrill newman is seen confessing to war crimes, reading from an awkwardly phrased text. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he is is in good health. the family is hoping to have him home bef
at white house to lunch a big p.r. push for healthcare.gov and encouraging americans to sign up on the revanched -- revamped website which has been under revamp for two months. the technical problems is been largely mixed but uninsured user would is tried unsuccessfully are not sold. >> i had a heart atyke nine years ago and i am terrified of not having a policy onian 1st. >> the white house says a million people have logged on to the site in the past 24 hours and there are still hiccups including big delays but now there is a waiting room that provides information on when traffic will clear up. >> leyla gulen is here for meteorologist, mike nicco, with the frosty temperatures in the forecast. holiday speeding for a good cause, the move to make giving tuesday an annual tradition. >> plus, pope francis revelation, an admission about his former l to those who've been waiting welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage, and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >>> covering daly city, dublin, los g
it was launched. >> the bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> officials say some consumers may encounter problems. they are encouraged to phone the call center if that happens. >>> today kicks off phase two of the holiday shopping rush and john's favorite day, cybermonday. analysts predict americans will spend nearly $2 billion today alone. that is just a drop in the bucket compared to the entire weekend's take. by the end of today, americans will have spent an estimated $57 billion, money spent by as many as 140 million shoppers. that's incredible. all of these numbers are slightly down from last year, if you can believe it. retailers have high hopes for today. many analysts are expecting the biggest cybermonday ever. up 11% from three years ago. still some 30% of us are planning to spend less on gifts this year. >> the government shutdown had a real effect on consumer and business confidence. so with another potential shutdown looming in january, there's a lot of concern out there, and people are becoming tighter with their money this
the weekend. the white house offered specifics today on what change to keep healthcare.gov from crashing or sending out error mess answer. technicians fixed spots. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time. >> we've made significant progress in improving healthcare.gov. and achieving a system that runs smoothly for the vast majority of consumers. >> republicans still aren't sold. the white house says it is working to improve the site and it isn't done yet. the administration is delaying a big push to get people enrolled until it's certain the technical glitches are a thing of the past. >>> overseas for a moment. benjamin netanyahu has met with the pope for the first time ever. netanyahu and pope francis met privately at the vatican for about 25 minutes today to discuss peace talks, iran and possible visit by the pope to jerusal jerusalem. netanyahu gave pope francis a book about the spanish inquisition written by his late father. in october, netanyahu was at the center of a diplomatic embarrassment when israel announced the two would meet but it turned out the meeting had not yet
months ago, health care.goff has be-- healthcare.gov has bee plagued by system crashes and slow speeds. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in october. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. the white house said there was huge traffic on the site today. 370,000 visitors by noon. when healthcare goff hit the 50,000 simultaneous user capacity crew didn't crash. this message advised users what to do while they waited. don't ask the white house to declare mission accomplished. >> using that phrase is a -- not one i would employ. >> reporter: there are still question marks. the site f
to the government's healthcare.gov website by late today. some people are still experiencing delays, however. the white house says those users are being placed in and on the did the line waiting room. they're hoping they will stick away until speedier service returns. in the meantime, the supreme court turned away a christian university attempt to overturn a key part of the administration's health care law. liberty university challenged the portion of the law that required most employers to provide health insurance to their workers or pay a fine. this case was one of biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law. >>> meanwhile the states today opened and online insurance exchange for small businesses. the program comes two months after covered california opened for individuals and families. >>> the supreme court also upheld the collection of online sales taxes. am ma'am son had sued over the taxes in states where the company lacks a brick and mortar store. online taxes of course big today by some estimates, 130 million of us went on line to take part in cyber monday. people are
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morning, john. good morning, diana. president obama highlighted the progress at healthcare.gov. but once again, he reminded americans that the health care law is not just a website. and he had a strong message for republicans. he said the health care law is here to stay. >> my main message today is we're not going back. after just the first month, despite all of the problems in the rollout, about 500,000 people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage threw marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. >> reporter: but the white house says the problems are almost fixed. over the next three weeks they'll make a big push to get people enrolled so they have health insurance by january 1st. john and diana? >> karen, thank you. >>> now, to a breaking story from mexico. a potential nightmare for u.s. homeland security. a truck carrying radioactive material has been stolen. that material is being called extremely dangerous. the truck was stolen from a gas station in the state of hidalgo, mexico, just north of mexico city. the radiation was probably shielded at the time o
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healthcare.gov is working for the vast majority of people who try to use it. in a report filled with colorful charts and graphs. the white house uses to measure its success. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. it's now accessible 90% of the time, up from just 40% in october. the man in charge of the website reboot, gave his bottom line in a conference call with reporters. >> healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> reporter: independent experts say there's little doubt the website is working better. >> for the most part, users can now log in, search for different plans relevant to them. >> reporter: but the fixes have not been tested with heavy traffic. the white house is being cautious, delaying a big marketing push to get people to enroll and advising people to visit the site during off-peak times to avoid delays. some critics say little has been done to address security concerns. >> the security of the site and the private information does not meet even th
on that. >> new information on the healthcare.gov website which is handling the traffic on the website. 750,000 signed on yesterday, which the white house said any expected that number. despite the initial success, press secretary canne is refusing to say the measure fixes for the website amount to a mission accomplished declaration. >> sony's new play station four is cementing the status as the new toy, say they sold 2.41 million since the release last month the nintendo sold four million since the release in the fall and sony has done half that in three weeks. the play station four is going head to head with the new xbox unveiled by microsoft. >> interesting rest haitian about -- revelation about the past of pope francis' past, he reveals that he used to work as a bouncer at clubs! he celebrated mass as a church in a working class neighborhood outside of rome and talked informally before and after the mass and that is when he told a group that he was a bouncer! >> if you missed it, a familiar face on abc7 news is leaving, sam champion is taking on a new role as the weather channel. >
today, president obama will launch another sales pitch about the healthcare.gov website. the president apparently feels confident enough about the site's repairs to praise the benefits. after announcing a fix to the healthcare.gov website, the administration says 375,000 visitors logged on to it by yesterday. >>> among those new enrollees is an unlikely set of workers benefitting from obama care. legal prostitutes in nevada. until now, nevada's prostitutes had been shunned by health insurance companies. nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal and where brothels are regulated and controlled. currently there are 19 legal brothels in nevada and they employ 500 prostitutes throughout the state of nevada. >>> president obama has also announced a new initiative in the battle against aids. the announcement made at a white house event yesterday marking world aids day. the president is redirecting $100 million into a project to find aids therapies. >>> topping the health headlines, researchers now link migraines to chemicals found in common household products. that chemical, bpa, i
. it comes just a day after a surge in new visitors to the healthcare.gov website. but problems with the site still remain. and a new poll finds that one-third of younger americans don't even know about the law. >>> and new details about that deadly train derailment here in new york on sunday. sources say it was likely caused by human error. the train was traveling some 82 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. the engineer's cell phone is now being analyzed to determine if he was, in fact, distracted at the time of the trash. drug and alcohol testing has not yet been completed, as well. >>> and a new report card shows that american teens are falling further behind in math. u.s. tenth graders now rank 30th in the world. yes, trailing 29 other countries, in standardized testing. they scored about the same as they did four years ago. more students from other countries improved their scores. >>> and just as the holiday season kicks into very high gear, a serious problem for the nation's christmas tree farmers. they say that root rot is killing trees nationwide. it's a plague that could cost
administration is praising the fixes to healthcare.gov there are still some americans who have no plans to sign up. 28% o poly te enr 17% of americans are uninsured. >>> immigration adctes the country are going witho on this the largest group of fasters has been camped out on the nationa mall for thpas serena mrom washington. >> reporter: it's been 22 days and their bodies have finally had enough. >> it's my prayer the commitment and the love of those fasters and their fellow human beings will change hearts and minds in our congress. >> reporter: ending their fast for immigration reform, but not before passing the fast off to a new group. >> we end one fast and begin another. we will draw attention to the importance of immigration reform. >> reporter: the fast which first began november 12th, now in the fourth week and capt country, including prest hopes to bring the house esenl ca vote on immigration reform where it hasled >> age ens how desperaon i >> epornew carries on their message, including freshman representative joe kennedy, iii, grandson to bobby kennedy. >> t
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